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Pedagogical Differentiation: Teacher's Posture and Student Motivation

Today's classrooms are becoming increasingly diverse, welcoming students with a variety of needs, strengths, and challenges. While Singapore is renowned for its academic success, how can teachers ensure, by prioritizing students’ well-being, that everyone reaches their full potential, irrespective of gender, culture, disabilities, or socioeconomic background? Pedagogical differentiation is the key to achieving this goal, as it significantly influences students' school motivation and engagement. In this workshop, we will collectively explore your beliefs about teaching, learning and evaluating and their impact on classroom management and interventions. Through our collaborative exploration, we aim to identify ways in which you can enhance your overall pedagogical flexibility, adapt activities, and modify tasks to support all students in succeeding to the best of their abilities in a growth mindset. This approach aims to boost their motivation for more effective learning and enhance your pleasure of teaching.

Participants will be able to…

  • Identify the key components of classroom management.
  • Describe their own beliefs about teaching, learning, and evaluating.
  • Understand the process of motivation to learn through their own students.
  • Memorize the forms, objects, moments, and variations of pedagogical differentiation.
  • Evaluate their ability to differentiate to motivate their students.
  • Create a repertoire of differentiation strategies to apply in the classroom.
  • Plan adjustments in their pedagogical beliefs and classroom management to seamlessly integrate differentiation strategies.

Learning Areas:

  • Aesthetics & Creative Expression
  • Leadership, Management & Administration
  • Curriculum, Pedagogy & Assessment
  • Family and Community Engagement
  • Innovation
  • Research
  • Mother Tongue Languages
  • Educational Technology
  • Educational Psychology

Target Audience: Teachers and Key Personnel

About the Presenter: 

Dr Emmanuel Bernet

Dr. Emmanuel Bernet has over 25 years of dedicated service in education as a highly experienced French-Canadian teacher trainer. His journey began in 1996, teaching upper primary school in multicultural and disadvantaged settings. Quickly, he transitioned into guiding and supervising pre-service teachers during their internships and later became a trainer for in-service teachers for Montreal’s schools. Concurrently, Dr. Bernet graduated with a Ph.D. specializing in educational psychology from the University of Montreal in 2010, receiving exceptional distinction and honors. His expertise spans various domains, including school motivation and well-being, competency-based pedagogy, participative classroom management, pedagogical integration of technology, and professional development practices. This breadth of expertise led him to Shanghai, where he served as a full-time adviser in pedagogical innovation for a few years. And for the past decade, Dr. Bernet has played a vital role at the International French School of Singapore (IFS), primarily serving as an educational psychology, technology, and professional learning adviser. His responsibilities include collaborating on significant research projects with universities and delivering countless professional development sessions for teachers and principals.

Dr. Bernet's expertise extends beyond the classroom and the school setting. As an independent consultant, he has been sought after since 2005 to provide training in schools, advise parents, speak to government representatives, lecture university students, and present his work in professional and scientific congresses across more than a dozen countries, particularly in the Asia-Pacific region. His ability to adapt his knowledge and skills to different contexts and audiences is a testament to his versatility and effectiveness as an educational consultant. He has also co-authored research reports, scientific and professional journal articles, and a book chapter. Dr. Bernet's affiliations with prestigious organizations, such as the Observatory on Well-being at School (OBE) in France, the Singapore Positive Education Network (SPEN), and the Interuniversity Research Center on Training and the Teaching Profession in Canada (CRIFPE), further underscore his standing in the field.

Despite his accomplishments, Dr. Bernet values the importance of maintaining practical experience in the classroom while addressing the complexity of professional development efficacy for teachers. He designs training programs and workshops that address genuine teacher needs through solid questioning, experimentation, and reflection on beliefs and practices. His training style highlights the importance of evidence-based pedagogical practices and engaging training methods. He aims for greater academic achievement for all students in a more holistic approach to youth well-being, aligning with MOE goals. Therefore, it is vital for him to positively impact Singapore society as a new permanent resident through continuous professional development for teachers, but also soon through counselling services. Being already extensively trained by the International Institute for Bioenergetic Analysis (IIBA), he is currently augmenting his skills through The School of Positive Psychology (TSPP) in Singapore, paving the way for the final year of a master's degree in counselling and psychotherapy from the University of East London. As you can see, Dr. Bernet offers tailored professional development opportunities to schools and educators with his dedication and expertise, aiming to enhance teacher and student success at school in a holistic, efficient and motivating manner.

Registration Details

Course Code: EM141924

Topic: Pedagogical Differentiation: Teacher's Posture and Student Motivation

Presenter(s): Dr Emmanuel Bernet

Date(s): 17 May 2024 Friday

Time: 2.00 pm to 5.00 pm

Mode of Delivery: Zoom

Closing Date: 3 May 2024, Friday

Workshop Fee: S$250.00 per participant and fee is subject to GST.

Please get in touch with Joseph Loy by email at or tel: 6363 0330 if you require further information.